Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Best way to clean and apply stain to your wooden fencing

by Connor Peters

Your fencing is one of the features that can really add great beauty to your property if it is well maintained but it can take away from your house if it is not. Many people are unsure on how exactly they should clean and maintain their wooden fencing.

It is not a difficult process once you know what you are doing and have all of the necessary tools and materials. While it does require some elbow grease, the finished product will make the process worthwhile. If you don't want to do it yourself, you can hire a professional to complete the job for you.

Here is some advice on how to clean and treat your wooden fencing.


Over time, fences may begin to fade and become slightly discoloured as the previous stain and coat of paint becomes worn away. This can really take away from the appearance of your garden and property as a whole.

You may want to use some sort of plastic sheeting in order to protect your grass from any chemicals that are contained within the various products. You should first mix some bleach and water as well as adding in some special wood cleaning solution that can be found at most hardware stores. You should thoroughly apply this cleaning solution to the fence; letting it soak into the wood until you can visibly see the wood looking brighter and cleaner.

You will now want to rinse off the solution using water; this will also help remove any of the tough stains that remain on the fence. Once it has been completely rinsed, you should allow the fence to dry naturally. If there are still a few dirty spots, you can repeat the process again.


Once the fence is completely dry and you are happy that there are no remaining dirty spots that need to be cleaned, you are now ready to apply the wood stain. The wood stain will help provide a protective layer to the fence, helping preserve the integrity of the fencing from damage such as water and helping to keep some of the dirt off.

Be careful when choosing your stain, normally they are made in specific colours so make sure that you are happy with it. You should test it out on a small patch of fencing before you begin. Comprehensively apply the stain to the fencing and allow it to dry. This process can be completed every few years to keep the fencing looking fresh and beautiful in appearance. If you need help, contact a place like Amazing Fencing.


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Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Fencing in a rural setting has to fill a lot more functions than a fence around a residential home. It has to keep your livestock, one of your biggest annual assets, safe. It also has to keep out vermin and possibly be electrified. Thanks to the sheer abundance of fencing on many rural properties, fence installation, upkeep, repair and replacement can also be expensive. Luckily, if you want tips on what you need or how to make it more affordable, I am here to help. Hi, my name is Nicki, and I love living out in the country. I also love writing so decided to put my knowledge about fences to use in this space.